Filed under: Sustainable CommunityCould we turn all these millions of pounds of fat used every day in the fast-food industry into a type of fuel that would run all the millions of passenger vehicles on the road in this country?
If you listen to Oren Rubin, he says we can do just this. Rubin's plan to wean the U.S. from foreign oil imports takes one disgusting thing (fast food fat) and turns it into a slightly more sustainable object for many communities -- fuel.
Imagine that the deep fat fryers and waste oil containers in this country containing a large, untapped source of transportation fuel. This is what Rubin is pushing with his plan to build a national network of disposal centers to collect a substantial portion of waste vegetable oil and refine it into fuel.